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What's Single Touch Payroll?
Report your payroll to the ATO each time you do a pay run. Your employees' information in myGov is always up to date, so you'll no longer need to process payment summaries.
Once you're set up, you'll send a report to the ATO with each pay, then finalise things at the end of the payroll year.
1. Set up Single Touch Payroll
There are two things you need to do before you're ready to send STP reports. First, make sure your employee, company and payroll data is in the right format. Then, let the ATO know that you're ready to go.
Don't worry, we'll guide you through the whole process.
2. Report employees' pay to the ATO
Once you've set up Single Touch Payroll, you'll be prompted to send your employees' payroll totals to the ATO after each pay run.
Employee year-to-date totals are sent to the ATO. So if you adjust a previous pay, the next time you process a pay run, the latest year-to-date totals will be sent.
3. End-of-year finalisation
Now you're using Single Touch Payroll, end-of-year is much easier. Instead of payment summaries, you just need to confirm that the data you've already sent is final and correct. You can also enter reportable fringe benefits amounts (RFBA) at this step.
Once you've finalised your Single Touch Payroll information, your employees will be able to pre-fill and lodge their tax returns in myGov.